Posts by The Aquadome

The Aquadome is a non-profit, volunteer-operated venue dedicated to music, art, and community in Kirksville, Missouri. It is, unfortunately, not a water park.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Show – Friday, Feb. 7th

Come join us for a night of rock with…

The Gardenheads– Whimsical garage rock with more picking and harmonica than most. Check them out on Bandcamp or their music video Highway 65 Blues

“Thee Fine Lines– Catchy rock with a bite and a rough and ready lead guitarist. Listen to these guys!!


Fuzz Beater– Fuzzy fuzzy toe-tappin rock from Warrensburg.

Now Even Softer- Punk rock dudes straight outta Kirksville who use some juicy jazz chords.
4$ Entry Charge
Doors open at 8. Show at 8:30.

Super Free Super COOL SHOW!!! Saturday, January 18th

Join us for our first show of 2014!
Headliners Include:
The lovely Ashley Byrne of Faux Pas
Grbac: Midwestern college rock n roll boys who hate indie rock (but sometimes they play Pavement).
Not Penny’s Boat: 90’s inspired, pop-punk sorta-like-blink-182 St. Louisans looking for lust and love. Check them out on the youtube
Chill Jackson: Blues punk noisy two-piece greaser boys in (probably) white t-shirts.

FREEEEE. So free. Doors at 8:00. Show at 8:30pm. BYOB for 21+.

P.S. It’s also aquagal Lauren Kellett’s 21st birthday, so….feel free to bring her a beer or something??????

A DIY Celebration: A Documentary and Music Event – Friday, November 15

DITHERAs a DIY venue, The Aquadome is honored to be showing the documentary Dither: The DIY Sound about the do-it-yourself music scene before a solid night of live sounds. You can view the trailer here:

Live music will begin around 8 pm featuring four bands:

The Wonder Drugs (Kirksville, MO)
New-to-the-scene-feral-telemarketer-indie-garage-rock-girl-band, The Wonder Drugs, are ready for their first show in KV!

Looking For Astronauts (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
A raw, 3 piece alternative rock band formed in 2010 hailing from Indie (joke not intended).

Kudzu (Springfield, MO/Ozarks Area)
Psychedelic indie rock group that’s too cool to have a Facebook page

Wizard Lizard (Kirksville, MO)
Aqua-regulars! Magic metal!

Admission is $4 and the Aquadome now accepts credit cards! And here’s the Facebook event!


Do you like music? Art? Freedom of expression? Planning events? Spreading the good word of rock and roll? Do you love the Aquadome and want to get more involved??? LISTEN UP.
The Aquadome is holding elections for executive board for the Spring season! All positions are up for re-election, and we want to see YOU apply! Here’s a run down of each position:

President – Must have served a previous exec term. Good at getting all types of people psyched about The Aquadome: at meetings, by email, by facebook, in person. Has to have good organizational and event planning skills to book a masterful event calendar.

Vice President – Somebody with strong organizational skills and the foresight to understand that the future of The Aquadome is determined by the structure we create. Helps President with all tasks.

Treasurer– Ideally has served on exec board once before. Someone who has experience paying bills, is able to pay close attention to the bank account status often and make solid financial decisions with foresight. Communicates frequently with our landlord.

Public Relations – Working with social media, graphic designers, and the website. Good job for sociable people who are internet savvy, and can think of creative ways to make aqua-holics. THIS WILL BE A MULTIPLE PERSON POSITION. There will be a Public Relations Chair with two or three Street Team members working underneath her/him.

Secretary – An organized person who is a good listener, can keep track of people, and can document all the various aqua-persons who interact with The Dome. Writes monthly newsletter.

Everyone on the executive board is expected to attend and work all events, contribute at weekly meetings, and help out with many miscellaneous tasks. The Aquadome is a Missouri-registered, non-profit do-it-yourself venue and business. What that means is, aside from being the most fun place in the world to volunteer, it looks kick-ass on a resume.

WANT TO APPLY? COOL. Here’s the online application form.

Email to OR turn in to a current exec member at an upcoming event or meeting by MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND. Elections will be held Saturday, December 7th.

Kevin Schlereth, Families and Ambrose Way

Don’t forget about our show tonight! $4 lets you see 3 artists:

Kevin Schlereth (ST. LOUIS, MO)
“Kevin has proven to create somewhat enigmatic, shape-shifting music that is bound together with a common appreciation for the way that sound interacts with thought and feeling.”

Families (CHICAGO, IL)
Families consists of three folk story tellers, with souls of grass and minds made out of the mountains…”

Rock/Folk/Prog band!

Doors are at 8 and the show start at 8:30. Come out and enjoy some acoustic, laid back music at the Dome! See you all tonight!!


(Vancougar, CANADA)
How do you feel about NOISY POWER SLOP? ***With a touch of thrash crunk*** Screaming Queens get their name from a documentary about the first documented transgender riot in the United States AND YOU CAN TELL. Queer it up with these CANADIAN KILLER QUEENS in an all-out, balls-out, thrasher, trash-er and disaster night.

(Kvegas, MO)
We’ve been calling them the teacher band BECAUSE THAT’S WHO THEY ARE. This battery of Kirksville’s finest is the current evolutionary form of a band called THE GIRL HATERS. ***RFK plays rock and roll that makes your face wanna dance*** WHAT DID YOU THINK YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS DID OVER SUMMER BREAK?

How are you readers feelin’ about my use of CAPS LOCK right now? WELL GOOD, because these local spin-spitters don’t even write their poems out. THEY YELL THEM AT YOU in typical slam+punk= SLUNK style. Get ‘em while they’re hot, and THEY’RE HOT NOW.

Tearin it up post-Screaming Queen set, drummer EV is DEFINITELY NOT PLAYING A JAZZ TRUMPET for this pomp and panoply. You can bet THERE’S GONNA BE NOISE at this thing. I can bet YOU’RE GONNA BE EXHAUSTED by the end of it.

—-MONEY: $3.00—-DOORS: 8:00pm—-SHOW: 8:30pm—-Image